parenting

Parenting leaflets

A series of parenting leaflets on topics such as preparing for a new birth, dealing with stress, comforting a crying baby, and managing difficult behaviour without smacking.

Making the difference?: the impact of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 aimed to improve the way that schools engaged with parents, both individually through parental involvement and collectively through Parent Councils. This report presents the findings of a representative survey of 1,000 parents in Scotland to see whether the new legislation was making a difference by increasing levels of parental involvement and representation.

Parent Know How

YouTube video introducing Parent Know How, a programme developed by the Families Unit at DCSF to ensure parents can access the information, advice and guidance they need to assist them with their parenting.

Parental mental health : messages from research, policy and practice

This review focuses on one particular aspect of parenting and family life. It is about children living in families where a parent has mental health problems. The aim of this review is to identify – from a range of publications – sources and messages that might help practitioners and managers improve their understanding of the circumstances of children and families living with parental mental health problems, and find responses that have the potential for achieving positive change.

The effectiveness of parent training interventions in improving problem behaviours among disabled children

This is a summary of a review that identified research studies on the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for disabled children with behavioural problems. The findings on intervention outcomes are discussed in the broad areas of interventions on behaviour management skills only; interventions on behaviour management skills and the parent-child relationships; interventions on behaviour management and teaching skills; interventions on behaviour management skills and understanding the condition; and an overview of the significant effects for each intervention.

The effectiveness of behavioural interventions which involve parents in the management of behaviour problems among disabled children: a rapid review

This review identified research studies on the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for disabled children with behavioural problems. The findings on intervention outcomes are discussed in the broad areas of interventions on behaviour management skills only; interventions on behaviour management skills and the parent-child relationships; interventions on behaviour management and teaching skills; interventions on behaviour management skills and understanding the condition; and an overview of the significant effects for each intervention.

Breaking through: healthy living centres, removing barriers to wellbeing

Series of articles describing the work of healthy living centres (HLCs) in Scotland and discussing how they can help communities change and grow and bring local people together to participate in new activities and opportunities.

The safe parenting handbook

Handbook containing information and advice to help parents deal successfully with various issues which can affect children such as childcare, health and safety, education, sex and relationships.